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The term semi-democracy is used to refer to a state that shares both democratic and authoritarian features.[1]

The term "semi-democratic" is reserved for stable regimes that combine democratic and authoritarian elements.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Carroll Quigley (1983). Weapons systems and political stability: a history. University Press of America. p. 307. ISBN 978-0-8191-2947-5. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  2. ^ Montesquieu, Spirit of the Laws, Bk. II, ch. 2–3.
  3. ^ William R. Everdell. The End of Kings: A History of Republics and Republicans. University of Chicago Press, 2000.